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Improving Education for Individuals with Visual Impairments.

Education Consultant

Program: NEC

Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours/week

Program: NEC
Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 180 years, Perkins School for the Blind has provided quality educational and residential services to students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, empowering them to reach their maximum potential. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff. 
Under the Direction of the Project Director, the Education Consultant will provide deafblind technical assistance and training (TA) to service providers and families (includes onsite and video coaching). This position may require occasional travel to the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Responsibilities include:

  • Prioritize TA needs based on direct referral from a family, team member or administrator
  • Complete Classroom Observation/Interviews to identify TA needs
  • Provide Team Consultation/TA to families and school teams (on-site visits, phone/e-mail support, information dissemination, training to school teams)
  • Collaborate with Family Specialist regarding family issues, support needs, and family activities
  • Assist with Deafblind Census  and update database information on an ongoing basis
  • Advertise/encourage state participation in NEC activities (such trainings, conferences, etc.).  Represent NEC at local, state and regional trainings.
  • Attend NEC Consortium meetings and video/phone conferences
  • Attend Instate Planning Meetings
  • Participate in Deafblind Overview Trainings at least 2x per year
  • Advocate for early identification and referral  - both Part C and Part B Agencies (Schools and Programs)
  • Participate in NEC Training Projects (DB Leadership Training, CVI Leadership Training, Transition Initiative and Intervener Initiative)
  • Submit TA and grant forms/documentation weekly
  • Provide state update and communicate support needs directly to Project Director on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Distribute deafblind and grant information to key agencies during TA activities
  • Facilitate referrals to grant office
  • Provide monthly billing information to key agencies

Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package which includes tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.
Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students.  Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidates must hold a Master’s degree in Special Education.
  • At least 2 years direct teaching experience with students who are deafblind, or who have sensory loss and additional disabilities (multiple disabilities).  

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Education and/or experience in the areas of deafblindness, consultation to classroom personnel, sensory loss and multiple disabilities.
Deaf Blind Specialist
Contact Information
Daniel O'Connell
Perkins School for the Blind
Resumes should be sent to address specified in the job description.: 
Mon, 2017-12-11
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